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Hey guys, a little bit off topic, but still a Ford question.
Im going to be going to get my grandpa's old 1948 ford 8n tractor, he cant drive it, and hasn't in almost 10 years. He has a bad leg and couldn't push the clutch in, so he drove it into the barn and left it sense.
He says it was running just fine when he parked it, but 10 YEARS! where should i start in getting this thing back to running and using condition.
I was thinking, New battery, (maybe new wiring harness if its in bad condition), flush out the fuel tank, and fuel line (probably new fuel line), new Carb. New springs all the way around, flush out the radiator. Oil change.
Sounds like you have a good handle on it. Change the transmission fluid, differential, hydraulic system, five gallons, all one reservoir. Don't get rid of the original carb. Learn how to work on it and keep it. I don't quite understand what you mean by "springs". Go here for an outstanding site on old Ford tractors.
1949 F-4 Built to drive--script bed.
1956 F350 Stock rebuilt script bed
2007 F150 SC. Driven once in a while. 2015 Escape SE EB 1.6 Wife's ride If there’s one thing that the government is highly skilled at, it is creating excessive amounts of bureaucracy and extra layers of red tape for people to wade through.
Fluids are a must after ten years of condensation and oxidation. I like to use a dot of a good lube/solvent like "Marvel Mystery Oil" in each spark plug hole, let sit, turn over by hand, insert clean plugs and rock and roll.
BTW: my dad's then freshly-restored 9N was the first clutch I drove in early '70s. He said "Give it some gas and let off the clutch.".
Front wheels come eighteen inches or so off the ground.
He says "A little less gas and a little more clutch."
I brush-hogged the whole North end that day.
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